Robert Beere, ca. 1740s.
Very good example to look at organizing systems because he uses thematic, length, alphabetical, etc. to varying degrees throughout the book.
Many items are short aphorisms or epigrams; much in nature of advice literature; various pieces on the nature of man (the human state).
Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell Bury, ca. 1815.
Many materials acquired through manuscript transmission; full of evaluative commentary.
Very Scottish in contents, reflecting Lady Charlotte's life in Edinburgh before 1810.
|Period||1701-1730 , 1731-1760|
Anonymous, 1724–1729, with additional items copied in the 1690s and early 1730s.
A book bound subsequent to copying.
Contains a Historical Dialogue in Scripture, as well as addresses, ballads, epigrams, epitaphs, extracts, poems and verses. Interest in literary celebrities like Pope and Swift.